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Englyn Lleddfbroest

Type:  

Structure, Metrical Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement, Isosyllabic, Stanzaic

 
Description: 

(englin lledd uhv broyst) A quatrain of seven-syllable lines that diphthong-rhymes. Apparently the Welsh language has four diphthongs: ae, oe, wy, and ei. A diphthong, besides being a very fun word to say, is a complex vowel sound created by gliding between two vowel sounds, as in words like: down, boy, Oy! In the Welsh form, all of the diphthongs are considered to rhyme with each other. You can do the same with English, just end the lines in some sort of diphthong.

Here's a list of English diphthongs:

  • [aU] as in house
  • [aI] as in kite
  • [eI] as in same
  • [ju:] as in few
  • [oU] as in hope
  • [oI] as in join.
  • [e(I)] day
  • [aI] my
  • [oI] boy
  • [o(U)] no
  • [aU] now
  • [I@] near, here
  • [e@] hair, there
  • [U@] tour
  • [ju] pupil

 
Origin: 

Welsh

 
Schematic: 
xxxxxxd
xxxxxxd
xxxxxxd






xxxxxxd

Where “d” is a diphthong.
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

4

 
See Also:  

Dunadh, Englyn Cyrch, Englyn Milwr, Englyn Proest Dalgron, Englyn Proest Gadwynog, Englyn Unodl Crwca

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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